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There's this info available (if a bit spendy) too.

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB: Primer tube, primer pick up tubes
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:35:05 pm »
I would like to purchase one large primer tube.

I would like to purchase 2 large primer and 2 small primer pick up tubes.

If you have any FS, please send me a PM


Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB: 45ACP shell plate
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:05:34 am »
Purchased... Thanks George!

Star Reloaders / Re: Another Homemade Star type reloader
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:52:27 am »
Hi Bruce

Thanks for the photos. That looks like a very nicely made unit.  The split nut with the roller bearing race inset it in is interesting.  I'm impressed that it's all machined.

Did you get any history with the unit? Does it seem workable


Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB: 45ACP shell plate
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:04:40 pm »
I have spent 3 hours looking for a shell plate that I know is within arms reach as I type this.

Having said that, I need a 45ACP shell plate for my Star. Used is fine!


Star Reloaders / Re: The Holy Grail of Star dies
« on: February 04, 2014, 08:23:50 pm »
You could send them to me and I'll post 'em!


Star Reloaders / Re: Indexer
« on: February 03, 2014, 08:48:06 pm »
The base is still relatively good  probably because I've never deprimed on it and the indexer doesn't seemed to have induced any wear.

Hi Tony

Why would the depriming be a problem? Is it from the junk that falls out of a dirty primer pocket?


Thanks ...very nice. I got a kick out of the dog in the background.  ;D

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: FS: Brewster (?) Indexer (SOLD)
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:45:03 am »
Bump with new price  $35 postpaid in US

Many thanks

Star Reloaders / Re: Powder Slide
« on: November 16, 2013, 07:35:02 am »
The adapter kit Bruce mentions works very well and is very nicely fabricated.

Welcome to the forum!

I'm very new myself but have learned a lot from the helpful people here

Star Reloaders / Re: Powder Spout Sizes
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:35:27 pm »
Another alternative might be to fit a small extension to the existing tube as a "field expedient" fix. I'll have tolook at mine, ( it's one machined by Bruce I believe) to see how close to the case it extends. On the other hand I'm not sure how far my 38 or 45 spouts extend towards the case when the tool head is lowered.

I do know I see a certain amount of "spillage" after a loading session ... I'll have to watch it the next time I'm running the Stars

Star Lubricator & Resizers / Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« on: November 03, 2013, 03:46:56 pm »

Thanks to all who supplied info. I got the sizer cleaned out, set up, and the correct holes blocked in the die. I did 100 rounds of my newly cast 9mm and they came out great... no lube leak and nice and uniform.  I really appreciate the help

I did process them nose up with a round nose punch (thanks Bruce). What a NICE machine this is.

I finished up reloading them on my Universal .   It's a pretty nice feeling to make the bullet, process the brass and make new ammunition , but I know you all know all of that .

Thanks again for helping me along


I just wanted to say that I got my top plate from Bruce and it's a very finely made piece of gear

Thanks again Bruce

Star Lubricator & Resizers / Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:43:57 pm »
Thanks for all the info! I have some reading/watching to do and a die to order before I go any further.

The good news is my newly cast bullets look pretty darned good  :D


Star Lubricator & Resizers / Have sizer, don't have experience
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:36:38 am »
I have a new-to-me sizer and some lead bullets I just cast in 9mm.

What I don't have is a local mentor to show me how to set up a 'sizer.

Is anyone aware of a good description of how to go from having a new tool with no experience to one that is sizing and lubing bullets?  I'm not (totally) dense but the instructions that come with it that are a bit sketchy.

I also need a punch and die for 9mm RN single lube ring


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